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Old 20th October 2017, 12:06 AM   #1
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A Scary Photo

After driving 55 miles, I found this when I lifted the tail.
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Old 20th October 2017, 09:55 AM   #2
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Re: A Scary Photo

Fully agree with scary photo. But taking a positive outlook....rather in that position then in the tire! Those are some sticky tires though.
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Old 20th October 2017, 01:55 PM   #3
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Re: A Scary Photo

Very sticky ................
Tornado 40 330 BHP IVA passed ........
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Old 20th October 2017, 06:40 PM   #4
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Dang, I was wondering where that nail went.........
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Old 11th November 2017, 11:27 AM   #5
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Re: A Scary Photo

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After driving 55 miles, I found this when I lifted the tail.
the road Gods were on your side!
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Old 12th November 2017, 09:41 AM   #6
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Re: A Scary Photo

Stating the obvious; the tire had to have picked up that nail within the last couple of rotations prior to your car coming to a stop. Otherwise centrifugal force would almost immediately have launched that puppy into orbit! (I doubt any tire is sticky enough to hold a nail in that position 'at speed'.)

Regardless, it's clear the 'road gods' did take pity on ya!

(Edit: I once parked my hot rod S-10's left-rear BFG "Drag Radial" atop a two foot long 2x6 [to do this and that]. When I jacked up the rear end of the truck the next day - the 2x6 lifted with the tire. 'Couldn't believe my eyes.)

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